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Mr Eustice told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday: "In a Cabinet Government it's not a one-man show, it's right that on certain operational things such as this that the Prime Minister will ask one of his Cabinet members to lead, I can't see anything wrong with that." … [Read more...] about UK weather: Heavy snow hits UK bringing school closures and commuter chaos
I sell cannabis and cocaine to suppliers in the north of England. I have around 20 guys on the street, with approximately 200 regular customers. We have two main concerns now: sourcing drugs and getting enough money. We expect no more cocaine shipments from abroad for the next six weeks, so prices have shot up. I’m maintaining the same prices I’ve always charged but I’m concerned that, when stock begins to run low, people higher up the chain will charge more or cut the cocaine and decrease its quality. People are panicking – the amounts of cannabis they’re buying is ridiculous – so we are just dealing to regulars now. I’ve told my workers to be strict with what they sell and who to, but they aren’t changing their behaviour much, other than offering to post through letterboxes and accept bank transfers from trusted customers. People running out of money is a big concern, but we’ll always have the regular cokeheads who buy most days. … [Read more...] about ‘People are panic-buying cocaine’: the drug dealer, spaceman, therapist and others on life after coronavirus
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The province's extraordinary importance stems from a unique combination of geological factors. Its Early Cretaceous Yixian rocks were formed 125m years ago in a highly volcanic area dotted with numerous shallow lakes - a perfect combination for the preservation of fossil specimens. Dinosaurs and many other creatures would have been killed simultaneously by sudden volcanic action, then buried very quickly and trapped in the protective sedimentary layers between the ash layers. And the fact that these rocks lie near the surface today, with little vegetation or human construction to get in the way, makes extraction relatively easy. … [Read more...] about Did some dinosaurs really have feathers?